Hauran

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Hauran:

see HawranHawran
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[Heb.,=hollow or cavernous land], region, SW Syria. It is a largely treeless area marked by conical volcanic peaks, barren lava fields, and rich lava soil. In the northeast are the Druze Mts., many of whose numerous caverns were once inhabited.
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What constitutes an appropriate baseline can be a matter of debate and contention dependent on the questions being asked, but a study that does not employ some form of baseline can be seriously compromised (see Houran & Brugger, 2000, for a fuller discussion of these issues).
Al-Moussavi said that the Iraqi security forces and Hashd al-Shaabi are at present trying to cleanse Wadi Houran region in al-Anbar (at the borders between Iraq and Syria) from terrorists, adding that the US fighter jets often provide a cover to the ISIL moves between Iraq and Syria.
The 23-item Celebrity Attitude Scale (CAS) was developed in an effort to measure attitudes towards one's favorite celebrity (McCutcheon, Maltby, Houran, & Ashe, 2004).
(2) For example, Lange, Houran, Harte, and Havens (1996) analysed a large sample of eyewitness reports of ghostly encounters and found that approximately 30% of witnesses expressed a prior belief in ghosts or other supernatural entity.
In Jaidour Houran area, Units of army carried out concentrated operations against terrorist organizations, killing a number of terrorists most of them from the so-called Jaidour Houran brigade, Hamza Asadullah brigade and al-Muhajireen and al-Ansar brigade and destroying their vehicles, some of which equipped with machine guns in Um al-Awsaj town and on Inkhil- Jasem road in the northern countryside of Daraa.
The fifth reason is that persons suffering from erotomania, a neurological disorder that negatively impacts cognitive ability, may be more likely to admire a favorite celebrity than those who do not (McCutcheon, Ashe, Houran, & Maltby, 2003).
Mohammad al-Shaar on Sunday met religious figures, clan elders, and popular figures from Sweida province on Sunday, including senior Sheikh al-Akel (spiritual leaders of the Druze sect), and Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Bosra, Houran, and Jabal al-Arab, Saba Esper.
The development and publication of the Celebrity Worship Scale (CWS) triggered a modest amount of research aimed at determining the attitudes, traits and behaviors of those who "worshiped" at least one celebrity (McCutcheon, Lange, & Houran, 2002).
Our research program (e.g., Lange & Houran, 1998, 1999, 2000) has actively focused on constructing a process model of haunts and poltergeists, that is, a mathematical description of what Teguis and Flynn (1983) called "the holistic patterns of interpersonal relationships, background factors, and social-psychological variables ...
An army operation targeted on positions for terrorists from Jabhat al-Nusra and the so-called Liwa Tawheed al- Janoub, Mujahidi Houran Battalions and Sijil Artillery Battalion in separate areas in Daraa al-Balal neighborhood in the city of Daraa.
Reviews show that the major correlates of transliminality are syncretic cognitions (Houran et al., 2006; Lange et al., 2000)--i.e., the fusion of perceptual qualities in subjective experience such as: physiognomic perception (the fusion of perception and feeling); synesthesia, (the fusion of sensory modalities) and eidetic imagery (the fusion of imagery and perception).
Al-Moussavi said that the Iraqi security forces and Hashd al-Shaabi were trying to cleanse Wadi Houran region in al-Anbar (at the borders between Iraq and Syria) from terrorists, adding that the US fighter jets often provide a cover to the ISIL moves between Iraq and Syria.